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take a short-term rental market to collect money that provides one hundred percent occupancy i'm saying that this will not create affordable housing at all thank you. >> >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hello, i'm bryan i'm in supervisor david chiu's district i want to say that number one most of the protective we're talking about today and a lot of the provision in the finally provision are already covered under several different laws it san francisco already has on the books for example, if i ellis act building i'd be prevented from doing so we never talk about the positive you've heard
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several people talk about the positive effort i know the positive impact goes far beyond beneficial and tax revenues it's an ability for people to break down barriers i've hosted people from all over the world safety i'm a member of a group of people that own a 7 unit building we have an inspector coming by and give us a yay or nay in the last couple of years we got a nay petting $80,000 into the economy for fixing it our our building was retrofitted in of 2000 when you're looking at the apartment shares i'm actually living in mine vs. something small business that use their property as a hotel
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the woman previously never mentioned some sites we all end up going to craigslist i u you end up reducing the amount of safeties and the other thing finally my name and address and other things should be kept out of any registry. >> next speaker >> hi, i'm a homeowner in the upper hate area of san francisco i'm exactly the kind of host ou want in short term home sharing i own my building it's a one hundred-year-old building i'm also there when i have people in my home
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i ask as you look at legislation you look at it from a prospective that doesn't work against hosts like not that i'm aware of a 90 day cap for instance, with about a waste of times you'd be capping my days i've never had neighbor complaints or parking violations i meet and greeted every guest building community i think the people that have been staying with me is exactly with hate street needs more of they're going to restaurant and using the local businesses and their fantastic people and they want to be a in a part of san francisco where there's no hotels the are parrot of my his or her house they rent has no kitchen they have to eat out every night when you're thinking
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about the differences between commercial and residential remember steven jobs started a business out of his garbage there are men doing business at home in their laptop all the time and that's not legislation. >> thanks. >> next speaker. >> i was called earlier i'm bryan hill i support home sharing one summer i hosted a bunch of airbnb guests i choose not to do it because it's a coordination hassle i want to address one thing the distinction between the old and new residents the
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existing laws impact similarities ability to come in where it would this legislation if it were passed would impasse the folks ability to have quasi hotel businesses so the extent that the hotel limits one to a home sharing opportunity did that result in a eviction and it doesn't then you're not talking about displaying residents that's not an issue 0 now what upstairs it's a question of are the perspectives for new tenants limited because they want to do home sharing and not renting the person is is the - the second
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thing is i'm concerned that if this legislation didn't pass with - if it passes with challenges and hoops the businesses go back underground to craig's list thank you. >> thank you i'm going to reread the names of the people that evaporate testified yet in case you walked into the room (calling names) okay looks like none of them are here so i'll read another batch actually, the final batch
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(calling names) you can go ahead. >> hi michael patterson live in the mission with my wife my daughter is 13 so she'll be a 20-year recipe someday my issue is an important issue i have difficulty getting out of work. >> i'm sorry what's our name. >> michael patterson. >> did i call you. >> you called me in w a batch
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and you called a michael g as in incurring maybe upper called this morning. >> i get here and signed in a moment ago. >> i'm sorry, sir we'll call you we're trying to be strike on the cards. >> an opportunity i'm barbara last year, i lost my job and starting hosting because i needed the money it saved me if home sharing were not an option i would have lost my home it was not part of the long-term homes i used it for my personal use and when i'm on my feet i'll do that again, i'm opposed to the -
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i'm going back to school to get more training i'm working on a small business i pope hope we can give employment to folks if i didn't have this home sharing i wouldn't be on my feet i ask you to approve the legislation. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hello supervisors i'm lauren i live on the ned of the panhandle my husband and i bought our home in 1979 i started renting a room for my husband's sawdust living costs i pay 47 hundreds for him to be in
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a facility he has dementia i work part time and all of this together he helps me not to go into our retirement fund i don't want to deplete that fund i think that i'm here to support supervisor chiu's protective i have liability insurance for renting to no more than 2 people in my home for $2 million and my main concerns about some of the discussion today is on the 90 day limit i really need to do it more than 90 days for it to be meaningful to me and the other parrots about the registry i have no problem registering and paying to register but i feel like in some of the people are talking
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about something pits x possessing we register your cars and things like that but i know there are people that have taken advantage of that by evicting but someone that is doing that in my own home i've had no problems and complaints and had great people it's been a valuable experience so i ask for your consideration for that. >> thank you very much. next speaker. >> good afternoon, supervisors my name is e.r. than cook mayor edwin lee my wife and i own a home in the excelsior district we have two daughters that are 11 and 9 and we have been either challenging our home or renting our home for the last 8 years or so and lauded us to consistently pay our mortgage and been a huge
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help in terms of augmenting our income we make a point of providing a listing of all the local businesses to our airbnb guests because we are proud of where we live our children go to public utilities a half-mile away so we're engaged and the comments i get from guests i never even know with the excelsior existed i love the cafes and the restaurants are great you can get produce for happening half the costs at a major supermarket so tailors is a medicaid waiver i didn't tourism in my district because my neighbors and i rent out our homes for vacation and it allows us to take vacationed you know go away and do things with our
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kids that particularly now, when i'm unemployed for the first time in 20 years we can do so i love what airbnb and similar rivers like home exchange do in our our community they certainly help our family and the guests are wonderful i've gotten to screen them and talk to them and it's mostly families that are staying in our neighbors we've been able to welcome lots of families to san francisco and the excelsior. >> thank you very much, sir. >> thank you, supervisors dennis i'd like to raise an issue that's received no attention in all those many ours of hearings although it was raised by director ram at the first hearing the fact is the
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most affordable housing in san francisco are single rooms shared apartments the true sharing economy when people get together and share an agreement because they can't afford one this has visually nothing in it to protect those units and rooms it basically encourages people to take those away to away from people and rent them out on a short-term basis and the 90 days to rent out a room is greater than than you would get in 12 months from another tenant so i think without a real answer to that legislation this shouldn't go forward it would be a crime to effect affordable housing without a response to that issue is it needs to be dealt with or
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we're making a big mistake to proceed with that legislation at this point thank you very much. >> you thank you very much. next speaker. >> i'm antonio lee he was here last week and i wouldn't believe how some of the issues that are most pertinent to this i'm glad that a lot of people are mentioning that this time as well as opposed goal of that short-term rental is to help people why not why can't they make a little bit of extra money it doesn't - while we do that the very people that don't have a place to live are hurt equally so if you have 10 thousand rooms that could become bedrooms in san francisco you have someone
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allowed to do the airbnb thing now all of a sudden that person can make $3,000 a month rather than $3,000 at this point it becomes let's say 7 thousand rooms 10 thousand rooms fighting not 10 thousand but 7 thousand it's basic economics prices are going to increase in the meantime, people come up and give their story i'm sympathetic i'm in the exact same boat but while you help those folks that have a place to make that infrastructure little money while the prices increase the person that doesn't have a place are going to be the ones hurt the second point importing ability if you live in a place and you move out your lease ends
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clear law right now landlords and owners cannot enforcing enforce that i love minimizing and i love getting rid of - >> thank you very much. next speaker. >> hi, i'm sherry iron i'd like to give you a little bit of a different take i'm a small business owner we are locked in north beach our business my business is a community and a education center for enough parents we provide prenatal and postnatal education and we help them you understand they can stay in san francisco even though they now have small children our immediate xhuntz with and north beach and russian hill and selma and all the
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surrounding areas you can't wasn't i've noticed in the past two years there's aloof out of towners joining our community those are his that have been assigned for a few weeks or months those would be 0 america's cup or cirque de soleil management they come if all over the world and there's a lot of them certain times thirty percent will be moms and they can stay in a home and have amenities like a crib and a bottle warmer in the kitchen is all the difference between coming here and not coming here they want o said they wouldn't be here to be a tourist and live in a hotel they want to be part of the local community and some
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of the best customers they have the time and disposalable income they come back again next time and again they'll use the same situation as a house that has the amenity for children thanks to the enemies and kids and airbnb and those types of services those moms - >> thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon, supervisors my name is charley i didn't goes he representing the san francisco apartment association but broad interests landlords and tenant and affordable housing groups and former planning commissioners and ada xhiensz advocates our members care about san francisco it's neighborhood and jobs and for your best estimate i'm here to
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ask that airbnb business model relies on the illegal rent control housing for the trans yet youth in rothman and jewelship said a rows by another name he said whatever you use a name it doesn't change the use short-term rentals didn't mean it's a home use truly the rent control for a tourist is a commercial activity our tax law and insurance policies treat those are a commercial activities there are a number of notifications required when this happens in maya residential neighborhood every conditional use in every residential neighborhood requires the notification even if property owners and the notification even if neighbors within 3 hundred
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feet the legislation as currently written is the only item in the planning code that didn't require the notification of neighbors to say this doesn't effect the quality of life isn't true in granting rapids michigan into require notification of the neighbors within 3 hundred feet airbnb requires this is a reasonable request i ask for your time and consideration it should not be rough (clapping.) >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hi, i'm a single-family home owner for the past seven years in berry natural heights i have 3 kids born and raised in san francisco we've been using airbnb and home exchange for the past five or six years for
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vacation or during the summer we went to the national park and my city kids were able to sleep fltsdz stars for the first time we had a canada couple stay austin at our home and take care of our cats and bring in the mail, etc. and have the native local san francisco experience they wouldn't have grolg gotten from a hotel so i'm imploring you not to put a cap on the 90 days my kids are going to be going to college and each one of the kids go to college i'm hoping e hoping to rent out their rooms to pay for their tuition it's going to be harder for our kids to be able to live
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here when they get a degree from college to live here i wish you won't penalize the folks here and you wouldn't limit it to 90 days otherwise we can't afford to live here any longer. >> i'm sorry what's you're a name. >> tracey. >> good afternoon from the apartment association i wanted to comment a little bit on wants can onlytion of our rent control stock the possibility of this happening if we make mistakes in this protective process currently, we don't encourage people to rent for less than 0 thirty days we kick those folks under the bus we 0 don't understand how it's okay for the tenants to do that
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but not owners the second part of it we have to draw a limit at 90 days in not then there goes the rent control housing stock we have to draw a limit off no more than 25 hundred units if we don't there goes the housing stock we're not talking about rooms in single-family homes we're talking about register housing if a homeowner wants to rent a room out in their home that's their business if the neighbors are okay with that but when you're taking entire rent control housing units off the market for one day or 90 days i just think that's wrong and in the whole rent control scheme and it seems like this body wants to do that near the what and if you do please make a
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definitely limit of a minimum or maximum of 90 days and let's make sure that enforcement is kept up in this area thank you very much. >> thank you very much. next speaker. miriam g or nelson g. okay. i'll call the next batch of names (calling names). >> dear committee my partner is owner occupier of the. >> i'm sorry what's our name,
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sir. >> antonio carr oil. >> my partner is an owner occupier in the outer sunset we use one of the rooms for hosts short-term hosting we san diego - we disagree with the type of registry our suggestions are let the airbnb shoulder the responsibility of the sharesers collect for the city and report suspicious activities by businesses share the extension of the remittance of taxes the city collects the revenue for the concerns neighborhood associations that rules are
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already in place and enforced why not include language in the legislation supporting the agreement landowner accountability is in current legislation for the safety and security of the tenants and their property those are the responsibility of the landlord unfair tenant evictions are on ongoing problem it's so by the multitude of factors and solutions as for hotel workers according to san francisco travel between 2010 and 12 hotels have increased their occupancy recite rate of 2.3 percent i want to thank you for your consideration and urge and trust that common sense will prevail. >> thank you very much. next
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speaker. and michael patterson take two 20-year resident with my wife jerry ca can and daughter we've been doing home sharing to raise money for her college education i heard a number of speakers talking away housing stock the reality we wouldn't rent those out to full-time basis so the home sharing provides us an opportunity to like i said other expenses with regards to neighbors we're informed our nightclubs when we did it we informed them if they have an issue with that we'll take to off i responding we have better communication you don't at the end to know your neighbors but
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we know ours better the final point is sdribt the benefits will help the city having it all downtown in union square i don't know how that's a benefit to the people at large and people staying at different areas we send people to local restaurants i'm sure you've heard that i apologize but it facilitates all that activity and. >> next speaker. >> i'm one my husband and i are part of the discharged people in san francisco we're seniors and fixed income and own our own home and pay property tax it is pretty high here in san francisco
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we rent a room to people people come to us and it's fantastic our neighborhood in the mary don't want to go to a special area but the issue of privacy i have been a victim of a violent crime in union square it took the police officer ever to come navigate they nerve came at all secondly, when we joined airbnb there was a picture of a house that was distinguishable from another home people knocked on my door and in terms of enforcement again it's not gee anything i'm very concerned wlaefrp our property is registered we


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